|Dear MIAS Member
With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming effective on 25 May 2018, I wanted to give you an update from MIAS. The aim of GDPR is to strengthen data protection for individuals and to ensure that the law adequately protects the storage of people’s personal information in the modern world. GDPR will bring considerable changes to data protection law in the UK and in order to ensure British Cycling is compliant, we are engaging in a number of activities across our volunteer groups and workforce to help put the changes in place that are needed.
MIAS holds a large volume of “personal data” including details of those individuals who use our services, such as members, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and suppliers. Personal data might include, by way of example – names, addresses, telephone numbers and, in some cases, health information. Indeed, any information that might be able to identify a person individually.
Over the coming days and weeks we will be providing specific advice and, where appropriate, training for those who handle personal data. This will include support for those who use our online events system, club management tools or other technologies, as well as those who use their own. Keep your eyes posted on the MIAS website in the coming days for more details.
We would really appreciate your co-operation and assistance in this matter. It is extremely important that we work collectively to achieve compliance, as failure to comply with GDPR will have more serious consequences than under previous legislation.
We look forward to working with you on this important issue.